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Goffstown Rail Trail is a 7.5 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Goffstown, New Hampshire that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 7.5 mi Elevation gain 104 ft Route type Point to Point

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Rene M.
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Hiking

Nice, flat trail. Some parts connect with the main road, and you will definitely need a shower after walking it, but it was fun.

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Jose R.
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Mountain bikingOff trail
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Julie W
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Road biking

This is a nice easy ride for kids

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Raymond Bald
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Mountain biking

Fun trail to bike. Connects with Picataquog trail and brings you right into Manchester. Start from in town Goffstown and you can eat at one of several restaurants when you’re done.

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Alex Doering
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Hiking

Lovely trail with some great views of the Merrimack and Piscataquog Rivers. I started from the Manchester side and headed towards Goffstown. The trail is easily passable on a hybrid bike, although in some areas where the trail connects to pavement the gravel is at times uneven. For those trying to socially distance, the trail was moderately trafficked in most areas today, which was a sunny weekday. If you approach from the Manchester side, note that what AllTrails is calling the Goffstown Rail Trail is technically the Piscataquog Rail Trail until it hits Goffstown, and the signage will reflect that

Anthony Norris
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Hiking

very busy and follows 13, so also noisy

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Jamie Parent
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Hiking

Great ride!

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L G
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HikingMuddy

Trail was in great condition today. Many folks out enjoying the sun. A little mud in some spots but otherwise dry.

Bryna Selig
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Dillan Welch
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Hiking

great for the puppy!

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Chris Bucknam
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Mountain biking

fun trail for a daily bike ride and random adventures.i use this trail to exerciser . people are friendly and trail is well groomed and easy.buggy in some areas . i keep moving so they dont keep up.

Elise Rivera
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WalkingBugs

Would definitely walk this trail again. Was unable to do the whole distance and back but got a good two hour walk in by just going halfway! Lots of sunny and shady spots. Only thing was my pup was COVERED in ticks by the end, even staying out of the long grass. So tips for pup owners to make sure to thoroughly check themselves and their dogs after walking!

Lena Zerbinopoulos
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Hiking

Love biking this trail with the family. The town is doing a great job with creating a nice path!

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Karin Provencher
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well maintained trails great family ride

Karin Provencher
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Mountain biking

nice ride for all levels dog friendly kid friendly

Amanda Stahle
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Mountain biking

I'm more of a casual biker and I really like this trail. It's not too far from anything. The trail is popular, especially on weekends so keep that in mind. The entire trail is very well maintained. Plenty of places to stop and take a break without being in everyone's way.

robert winn
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Walking

Too close to the road (loud car noise messing with nature views). Mix of tree covered and sun-exposed. Perhaps ok for biking.

Lynne Hartnett
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Running

Great local Trail for walking, running and biking. Hooks up to the Piscataquog trail at the Kelley Street Bridge so you can go all the way into Manchester. The Manchester Marathon uses portions of this Trail. Several places to park to access the trail. A great place to get your exercise outside of a gym while the weather's good.

Jack Hanlon
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It is a great trail for biking, and easy hiking since it is nice and flat. Something to keep in mind is that there are not many nice views.

Ryan Masters
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Great trail, easy walk and a great way to get outside.

David Ginger
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good for mountain biking, enjoy the shade of the trees.

Ernie Bullock
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Well maintained rail trail. Some sandy spots but very few. Shaded, good ride.

Iris Brown
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Walking

I love this trail its so relaxing...

Anne Galeucia
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Great for walking

Ronald Penner
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Walking

Saw some wildlife along the way

nicole morales
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Mountain biking

Pleasant and well-used by locals. Flat and wide.

Pia Lehouillier
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The rail trial is a nice addition to the town. They have installed pedestrian crossing lights in 2 areas for increased safety. The trail is unpaved. There are views of the Piscataquog River and trees forming a canopy overhead that makes it cool even on hot days. Parking at Parks and Rec, Villa Augustina, Hillsborough County Offices, Moose Club Park Lane and Sarette's field (though you would need to traverse the field from the parking to access the trail). It does pass behind women's prison and some areas have man hole covers that jut out a little too far from the ground. The Goffstown Rail trail connects directly to the Manchester Piscataquog trail (where everything becomes paved). Taking it straight brings you to a bridge crossing over the Merrimack River and takes you to Northeast Delta Dental.

Joshua L.
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easy. no views. goes behind women's prison. was clean and quiet. trial becomes street for about a 1/2 mile.

Kathy Hebert
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Walking

I enjoy walking it from the ice arena into Goffstown. Generally quiet.

Jackie Brough
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I rode this several times last year and enjoyed it. This year the sand is very soft and difficult to get through. In some areas it's downright dangerous. It needs work and I'm anxious to see a bridge so we can continue beyond Biron Bridge.

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